ROCKHAMPTON Rockets is proud to announce its 2014 Naming Rights Queensland Basketball League Sponsor, McDonalds.

Local founding franchisee Gary St. George has been a long term member of the Rockhampton community and along with fellow licensees Anton Gazal and Marc Smoorenburg, saw sponsoring the Rockets basketball program as a great opportunity to help strengthen the community.

Rockets coach Neal Tweedy said the multi-year commitment by McDonalds was a massive positive to assist the 2013 premiership winning Rockets in continuing their success both on and off the court.

The Rockets were set to start preseason training this Sunday in preparation for the 2014 QBL season in early May and their first pre-season game against Mackay on April 5.